A free online encyclopedia about bed and breakfasts created and edited by travel writers

sign in or out
Aerie House

Aerie House

Aerie House is located in a resort community that sits at the tip of Cape Cod in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Because it is one block away from the beach, it is known as a place where guests can see the "sweeping views" of the harbor and bay. Aerie House is also known for being a dog-friendly property as its owners, Steve Tait and Dave Cook, have two dogs of their own. The establishment is a block away from Commercial Street, a common place for visitors and tourists to explore different restaurants, cafes, shops, and galleries. The hosts provide complimentary access to bikes, which include helmets and locks, as well as an additional bike rack if guests bring their own bikes. Guests can also visit the Pilgrim Bark Park, Cape National Seashore Park, and participate in whale watching, among other things.


Aerie House is a block away from the beach at the edge of Provincetown, Massachusetts. The property sits in a resort community at the tip of Cape Cod, which Steve, one of the owners, says is "three miles long and a few blocks wide." The surrounding area consists mostly of other buildings for a few blocks, although some wooded areas can also be found within walking distance. Guests may participate in several recreational activities, all of which are within two miles of the bed and breakfast. Many of these are located along Commercial Street, which is a block away from Aerie House and is known as an area where many places to shop and eat are found.

The three-story house is on a property smaller than an acre, and Steve says that is to be expected in Provincetown, as the city is more of a "small, urban village." The house's exterior is yellow and grey, with white trim around the window frames. A few outside decks are to the sides and rear of the house. The building itself is surrounded by shrubs, flower gardens, and 25 rose bushes. Additionally, a lawn extends throughout the property, and a few small trees have been placed near the house.

Seven units are available for guests to book. Steve describes them all as having a "clean, contemporary look." Each room is distinct in its overall appearance and layout. The suites' overall color scheme tends to be between white and cream, though many appliances vary more in color, such as blacks and reds. The bedrooms located towards the front of the house can provide guests with a view of the beach. Steve also says that their Eagle's Nest Suite is the most popular room at Aerie House due to its private outside deck, gas grill, and dual showerhead that can accommodate two people. Every suite has a refrigerator, coffee maker, individually controlled air conditioning, Wi-Fi, a TV with streaming services, a queen bed, and a private bathroom. Furthermore, five of the seven suites have gas fireplaces, the exceptions being Room 3 and Room 5.

In addition to its suites, Aerie House includes several decks, including a private sun deck off the second floor, where guests can sit and relax at umbrella tables or benches. A common area can be found on the first floor as well. On-site parking is also provided for visitors on a one-spot-per-reservation basis. An outdoor Nordic hot tub is available daily for patron use from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM. Complimentary bikes are included in a visit, and they come with helmets and locks. If visitors bring their own bikes, a secured bike rack is provided for them to station their bikes. Another unique service of the Aerie House is that complimentary pickup from the airport or ferry is provided as visitors arrive in Provincetown.

A buffet breakfast is provided from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM throughout the week from April through October, and on the weekends in the winter. It is served on the second-floor sun deck when the weather allows. Breakfast is moved to the common room if the weather is unsuitable for outdoor dining. While the menu changes daily, a typical breakfast may include fresh fruit, potatoes, tomatoes, egg dishes, sausages, latkes, baked goods, and cereals. Steve and Dave can accommodate food allergies or dietary restrictions if guests notify them in advance.

Visitors can take part in many attractions while visiting Aerie House. Typical activities include going to the beach and engaging in various aquatic activities. Whale watching tours are available from April to October. Hiking and biking trails are also located at Cape National Seashore Park along Route 6. Birdwatching is done at the park as well as ATV excursions. Among Provincetown's various restaurants and cafes are The Mews, Mac's Fish House, and Strangers & Saints, which Steve recommends as his top three dining spots. The Pilgrim Bark Park is a one-acre dog park less than a mile from Aerie House that Steve and Dave also suggest. Shops and cultural events can also be found in different locations throughout Provincetown.


Steve and Dave, the owners of Aerie House, want their guests to feel "very comfortable and at home" when they stay in their bed and breakfast. In order for guests to feel this way, Steve says that a full orientation with information about Provincetown is given upon check-in. Visitors are free to use the Aerie House website to research local dining spots that include reviews. While the hosts do not live on-site, they try to make themselves available to their visitors if they need anything. Steve and Dave like to socialize with their guests in the mornings or during breakfast at their property. They also provide champagne in the refrigerator for their visitors and offer the aforementioned pickup service from the airport or the ferry.

According to Steve, many visitors to the bed and breakfast have stayed more than once. Many of them have left positive reviews of Aerie House. One guest said, "Great guest house with attentive and friendly hosts. The breakfasts are varied and delicious." Another guest commented, "[The owners] know what's going on in town and can help with info on the local restaurants. If needed, they'll give a ride to/from the ferry. The inn is within short walking distance of the downtown but in a quiet area. Best of all, they are dog friendly so your best pal can come along on your Provincetown adventure!" Steve notes that many visitors have said Aerie House and its amenities provide "a good value for their dollar." He feels that his and Dave's property is notable for their full breakfast, dog-friendly environment, the additional amenities they provide outside their suites, and the unique pickup service they offer free of charge.

Regarding policies at Aerie House, Steve and Dave ask that their visitors do not smoke anywhere inside or outside the house. Children are allowed at the bed and breakfast. Aerie House is also known as a dog-friendly premise. Guests can bring more than one dog to their suites for an additional fee per dog on the condition that they are well-behaved.

Aerie House is open year-round. However, Steve explains that the peak of the season is from July to August because of more favorable weather and a wide range of local activities. Steve remarks that the best time to visit the area is any time from April through October. Some events in the area include cultural activities, an art colony, nature trails to hike or bike on, and dance bars.


Before opening as a bed and breakfast, Aerie House served as a captain's house after being constructed in 1860. It also served as a rooming home for several years. Steve and Dave, the current owners, acquired the property in 2000 upon leaving the corporate world and deciding to change careers. Steve says they have enjoyed receiving their visitors and have gotten to know many of them as they have visited throughout the years.

Steve and Dave say that throughout their time owning the home they have replaced or renovated the entire building. Most recently they have added a new hot tub to the premises. 

Provincetown, Massachusetts is known as the first landing site of the Mayflower pilgrims in 1620. They signed the Mayflower Compact in Provincetown before leaving the area and sailing to Plymouth, where they eventually settled. Provincetown became a fishing town notorious for smuggling and crime until the early 1700s when the city was officially named. The community turned to whaling as a means to find oil and stimulate the economy, but the discovery of oil in Pennsylvania led to the decline of whaling until Provincetown reverted back to a fishing community. In the 1890s, tourism became its primary economic drive and subsequently attracted many artists and visitors. Provincetown is still a tourist site to this day.

Click for directions on Google

184 Bradford Street
Provincetown, Massachusetts 02657
United States




Steve Tait and Dave Cook

Owned Since
4.8 (375 Reviews)
4.8/5 37 Reviews
4.6/5 150 Reviews
5/5 188 Reviews
Sponsored By ResNexus